DRiFT - DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers - Conserving, Restoring, and Educating Through Fly Fishing
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
- William Shakespeare

Fly Fishing Trips and Outings

DRiFT believes that fly fishing is the most enjoyable and sporting method of fishing. Of course we make sure to practice what we preach! Each year we sponsor several member-only trips to some of the finest fly fishing waters around. Spend your days angling for native browns or explosive steelhead. Enjoy your evenings in the company of fellow club members, reliving the day's accomplishments over a fine meal (and the occasional spirited libation).


DRiFT Annual Steelhead Outing, Pere Marquette River - Barothy's Lodge

Stay at the main lodge at Barothy's Lodge in Walhalla Michigan on the Pere Marquette River. Fish the Pere Marquette, Manistee River and Little Manistee River for 4 days chasing steelhead, rainbow and brown trout. This is a wonderful trip that fills up every year.


DRiFT Annual Trout Outing, White River - Cotter, AR

Fish the magnificent White River, Northfork River and Spring River! Based at Rainbow Drive Resort in Cotter Arkansas, we fish hard during this week-long trip at these great tailwater fisheries. Our accomodations are first class as is the fishing. Bring your pontoon boat and get away from the crowds and find your special water.

DRiFT Annual Escanaba Outing, Escanaba River - Gwinn, MI

The Escanaba River is one of the Upper Peninsula's largest river systems and has many miles of flotable water. Draining more than 900 square miles of remote hardwood forests and conifer swamps in the central U.P. from south of Marquette to Escanaba the river has several tributaries that form - most notably the East and West Branches which form a confluence to the mainstream near the village of Gwinn.


In addition to the trips listed above, many DRiFT members find the time to fish at other locations in the Midwest. Please note that the above trips are open to DRiFT Members only. Become a DRiFT member today and begin enjoying these trips!

For questions, contact Dennis Ransdell, the DRiFT Membership Director using our Contact Form.